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Norfolk Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Abigail John Henry. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.12th Sep 1917)
  • Armfield Samuel Percival. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Arnup Henry Alfred. Srgt. 1st Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Attenborough John Haddon. 2nd Lt. 8th Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Barlow William H.. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Bates William Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.23rd June 1915)
  • Baxter John William. Pte. (d.6th Aug 1917)
  • Beaumont Arthur George. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1915)
  • Benson Henry Walker. Pte. 1/8th Battalion (d.19th Aug 1917)
  • Bermingham William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th Sep 1914)
  • Biggs John Austin. 1st Btn. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Brooks George Henry. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.22nd Oct 1918)
  • Brown George John. Sgt. 8th Btn. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Brown Matthew. Cpl. 7th Battalion (d.28th April 1917)
  • Bulley Elvin Spencer. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Burlingham George Edward. Pte 8th Btn
  • Burlingham William Robert. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Burnett Robert G.. 2nd Lt.
  • Chadwick Harry. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1917.)
  • Chadwick Harry. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1917)
  • Clarke Leslie William. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.20th Nov 1918)
  • Cooper George Samuel. Pte. 9th Btn (d.8th Oct. 1918)
  • Cork William James Samuel. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Sep 1916)
  • Cullen James Paul. Pte.
  • Curson Alexander George. L/Cpl. 8th Batt (d.19th July 1916)
  • Dewing William Anthony. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Dixon Tom. Pte. 1st Bt, D Coy,. (d.28th April 1915)
  • Douglas Dennis H.. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.11th Aug 1917)
  • Douglas George Dennis. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Earl Arthur Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn, 'A' Company
  • Eckersley William Mark. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.17th May 1916)
  • Edwards Jabez. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.18th Sep 1918)
  • Fuller Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th August 1914)
  • Gilbert Frederick. Pte. 1st Garrison Bn. (d.10th Aug 1917)
  • Goldspink Charles Samuel. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.19th Jul 1916)
  • Goode George Horace.
  • Goulty William Earnest. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Gutberlet Charles William. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Guymer Bertie. Pte. 1st Bn. (d.25th June 1915)
  • Hare Bertie Edward. 7th Btn. (d.14th Oct 1915)
  • Howes Arthur Fredrick. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.11th Mar 1915)
  • Hubbard Harry Laurence. CSM 3rd Battalion
  • Hudson John. A/Cpl. 9th Battalion (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Kelly John Sherwood. A/Lt.Col. att. 1st Btn Royal Iniskilling Fusiliers
  • Kerry Joseph Arthur. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.24th Aug 1914)
  • Lecky John Rupert Frederick. Capt. (d.28th Sep 1915)
  • Lecky John Rupert Frederick. Capt. 7th Btn. (d.29th Sep 1915)
  • Lowe Albert Samuel. Pte.
  • Lowe Albert Samuel. Pte.
  • Luchford Harry George Ernest. Cpt. (d.2nd Dec 1917)
  • Manners Henry Fairholm. 2nd Lt. 7th Btn (d.28th Apr 1917)
  • Marshall Harold Sidney. Pte. 12th Battalion
  • Medler Sidney Richard. Pte. 1st Battalion
  • Moulton Harry. Cpl. 8th Battalion (d.19th Feb 1916)
  • Parnell Charles Sidney. Pte 7th Btn (d.12th October 1916)
  • Pearman William Frederick. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Price Arthur George. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Ramm Herbert Leonard. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Rant Arthur Joseph. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.15th May 1918)
  • Rees Maurice. Pte. 8th Battalion
  • Roberts Philip Arthur George. Pte.
  • Rush Thomas. CSM.
  • Sanglier Joseph Edward. Pte. 2/5th Btn. (d.4th Dec 1916)
  • Scott John Robert. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.17th Oct 1917)
  • Shearman Edgar. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Dec 1914)
  • Shearman Edward Thomas. Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.7th May 1917)
  • Sofley Stanley. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd Oct 1914)
  • Vickary Edward Lewis. L/Cpl. 4th Btn. (d.8th Sept 1915)
  • Warnes James Henry . Cpl. 2nd Battalion
  • Watt Charles Ernest. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.19th Aug 1918)
  • Wharton George Bertie. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Wheeler Charles William. Pte.
  • Williams Llewelyn James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.16th October 1915)
  • Witherick Percy John. Sgt. 1st Btn. (d.24th Aug 1914)
  • Wright Percy H.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25 Oct 1914)
  • Wright Percy Patricia. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th October 1914)

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George Horace Goode Norfolk Regiment

My great grandad George Horace Goode was born 16/11/1899. He served with the Norfolk Regiment. We have a telegram reporting that he had been gassed and was in a hospital. Not sure where to try to find out more. Can anyone help please?

John Hamblin


Pte. Arthur George Price 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment (d.8th Oct 1918)

Arthur Price was the beloved 2nd son of Albert & Phoebe Price. Who was killed in action in France on 6th October 1918 in his 23rd year. He is buried at High Tree cemetery, Montbrehain, France.

Linda Sharrett


Pte. William James Samuel Cork 1st Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.28th Sep 1916)

William Cork was injured at Delville Wood where he received gunshot wounds to the face, he was taken to Rouen General Hospital on 21/09/1916 and moved to the General Hospital at Etaples, where he died on 28/09/1916. He is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. Son of William and Alice Maud May Cork, of 163, Armes St., Norwich.

s flynn


Pte. Charles William Wheeler Norfolk Regiment

Charlie Wheeler served with the Norfolk Regiment

Carolyn Morgan


Pte. Sidney Richard Medler 1st Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment

Sidney Medler was born 25 Jan 1897 in Ringland to Farmer Walter James Medler and wife Elizabeth (nee Craske). He was the 3rd son and one of 6 siblings. He enlisted on 25th July 1916, aged 19 into the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He arrived in France on 23rd November 1916 to join the 1st Battalion.

I know he was present at the Battle for Vimy Ridge as my grandfather (Sidney's son) told me. This is probably were he received shrapnel wounds to his right leg. He left for England and convalescence on 19th May 1917.

I have a photograph of the Canadian Hospital HRH Duchess of Connaught Hospital so he may have stayed here. Wherever it was, he was gravely ill for a while with septicaemia and his parents were sent for to say their "goodbyes". However, he did not die, but family lore says that 2 nurses nursing him caught the infection from him and died at that time. Sidney recovered to be discharged from service because of disablement on 21st December 1917 and to receive a war pension. He also received the Victory and the Silver Star Medal. Sidney and his two brothers survived the war.

Paula Vernon


Pte. Edgar Shearman 1st Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.6th Dec 1914)

Private Edgar Shearman 7021, of the 1st. Norfolk Regiment, was killed in Belgium on the 6th. December 1914 near Ypres. He was born in Graywood and later moved to Scunthorpe in 1912. He was the father of one child, but no details are known. He is named on the Menin Gate Memorial. Aged 32, Edgar was the husband of Jane of Wanfords Cottages, Wood St. Kings Lynn. He was twice posted missing during fighting around Ypres. He is believed to be buried at Poelcapelle Cemetery, Belgium. Unfortunately his headstone reads An Unknown Soldier of The Norfolk Regiment 6:12:1914. along with so many others. Also named on the commemorative stained glass window situated in All Saints Church South Lynn alongside his brother Edward Thomas.

Christine Jones


Pte. Llewelyn James Williams 8th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.16th October 1915)

Llewelyn was the son of Mr E R Williams, 46 High Street, Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. William Earnest Goulty MM. 8th Btn. Norfolk Regiment

Originally from Norwich, Pte William Goulty MM relocated to Rotherham, South Yorkshire after WW1, along with two brothers. The family story goes that he was a runner and he won his Military Medal for actions in 1916. No citation has survived, which was apparently written on a drum skin, his medals are in Norwich military museum.

As was sometimes the case, the war was never mentioned, no stories have survived. Does anyone have any section/platoon/battalion photographs, newspaper cuttings etc of the 8th Battalion?

M Horne


Capt. John Rupert Frederick Lecky 7th Btn. Royal Fusiliers (d.29th Sep 1915)

The only son of John Rupert Robert & Florence Lecky, John Lecky was killed in action on 29th of September 1915 in front of Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia, while attached to the 2nd. Norfolk Regt. He was laid to rest at the village of Saffa on the bank of the River Tigris.

s flynn


Pte. Samuel Percival Armfield 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.26th Sep 1915)

Samuel Armfield was killed in action on Sunday, 26th September 1915. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.

Wendy Harlow


Capt. John Rupert Frederick Lecky 7th Btn. (d.28th Sep 1915)

John Lecky was killed in action on the eve of entering Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia while attached to the 2nd Norfolk Regiment. Aged 30 years.

s flynn


Pte. Leslie William Clarke 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.20th Nov 1918)

The 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment had the Americans on one side and the Sherwood Foresters on the other, going from Fresnoy-le-Grand to liberate Brancourt-le-Grand on 8th October 1918. They were repelled near a sunken road and pinned down near a railway station where Leslie's legs were blown off. He was taken to hospital in Rouen for a while, then brought back to hospital in Whalley in Lancashire. Leslie Clarke died there on 20th November 1918, age 19, and was buried at Helpringham, Lincolnshire.


Sgt. Percy John Witherick 1st Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.24th Aug 1914)

Percy J Witherick was born in 1891 in Norwood, Surrey. In the 1911 Census he is listed as being a Lance Corporal in the 1st Btn. of the Norfolk Regiment. As part of the BEF, he and his regiment landed in Le Havre in August 1914 to fight in WW1 in the Battle of Mons and the subsequent retreat. The 1st Norfolks fought valiantly at Elouges but on 24th August, Percy, now a Sergeant, was listed as being "presumed dead". They never found his body.

Percy is commemorated on the La-Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial in France which is dedicated to nearly 4000 officers and men who lost their lives from August to early October 1914 and who have no known grave.

Linda Elliott


Bertie Edward Hare 7th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.14th Oct 1915)

Bertie Hare is my first cousin twice removed, if you have any other info on him it would be gratefully received.


Pte. William Robert Burlingham 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment

Will Burlingham was my Great Uncle. He was a Norfolk farm labourer. He was 25 when he joined up on 8th of September 1914. Will lost a leg on the Somme sometime after 9th of June 1916 and was back home in the UK by 4th of August 1916. We believe he was at Queen Marys Hospital, which fitted limbs to wounded soldiers. He did have a prosthetic leg and rode a fixed wheel bicycle. He married in 1922 but had no children. He worked as a Warriner and Forest Warden after the War.

Iris Taylor


Pte. Joseph Edward Sanglier 2/5th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.4th Dec 1916)

Joseph Sanglier was born in the St Saviour's area of London in 1874. He was listed as a furniture porter in Oxford St., London in the 1911 Census. The next record we have of him, sadly, is his death on the 4th December 1916 where he died of his wounds according to military records. He died at the New Military Hospital, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase and is buried in Rugeley Cemetery, Staffordshire.

Emma Roberts


Pte. Harold Sidney Marshall 12th Battalion Norfolk Regiment

Private Harold Sidney Marshall was born 14th May 1899 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Enlisted at the outbreak of the Great War but being very underage his family informed the authorities. He later joined the Norfolk Regiment and served in the 2/6th Cyclist Battalion and later 12th Yeomanry Battalion. His first service number was 2284 and later in the war 265330.

Sadly, he lost his brother Charles John Marshall who served as Private 353931 London Regiment on 23rd May 1917 and his stepbrother Private 43277 Edmund Howard Nicholson 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment killed in action 4th September 1916. I have my grandfather's army form Z18 which lists his wartime army service details. I believe it was intended to help ex-soldiers find employment after demobilisation. It states he was a good Lewis gunner and Trench Mortar instructor plus ending up as acting Company Quartermaster Serjeant.

John M. Lowe


Pte. George Dennis Douglas 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.15th Sept 1916)

George Douglas served with the 9th Btn. Norfolk Regiment

Kevin Douglas


Pte. Dennis H. Douglas 8th Btn. Norfolk Regiment (d.11th Aug 1917)

Dennis Douglas served with the 8th Btn. Norfolk Regiment

Kevin Douglas


Pte. William Anthony Dewing 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment (d.15th Sept 1916)

William Dewing is buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont in France. He died 15th September 1916, along with 150 other Norfolk Regiment soldiers fighting at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (a British-French offensive as part of the Battle of the Somme). This battle was the first time Britain has used tanks in warfare. It appears that many of the Norfolk Regiment deaths and injuries were sadly caused by tank fire. He is remembered on the War memorial in his home village of Great Walsingham, Norfolk.

Nicholas Smith

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